Vision and Values at Co-op Academy Walkden
Co-op Academy Walkden aims to be an outstanding, vibrant learning community, which is:
We want every child to develop knowledge, skills and character that will prepare them for their next steps. This will be delivered through a rich, purposefully designed curriculum, in its broadest sense.
Co-op Academy Walkden will ensure that every member of the school community is supported and valued. We will where celebrate success in every aspect of school life. Through their experience at Co-op Academy Walkden, students will have better chances for success in the future.
The children of Walkden, and the surrounding areas, deserve an education that is second to none. We will deliver this at an academy they and the wider community are proud to call their own.
At Co-op Academy Walkden we believe in the co-op values and we live our lives as the Rochdale Pioneers did.
The Rochdale Pioneers started the Co-op back in 1844. They were a group of hard working men who wanted to make conditions for ordinary people in their community better. Whatever got in their way of doing this they overcame. Education has been at the heart of the Co-op since the first shop opened with a reading room in it. Workers could go at night and learn by candle light. Fortunately, we do not have to work by candle light today at Co-op Academy Walkden but we do believe in the pioneers story. Their values of determination and resilience guide us in what we do.
That was the Pioneers way and that is the Walkden Way.